I'm having a hard time finding the history of this breed. I always thought they were just a strain of BR that had this color pattern, and therefore carried 90% of BR traits. Then I read they are a heritage breed (not sure if true), and that they were more closely related to the Wyandotte. I just wanted to study the breed because I have a new chick and I always do as much research as I can because I enjoy learning. Guess which one she is? The dark brown fur ball! The lighter one is a Buckeye. I found PLENTY of history on the Buckeye.